• Food & Recipes

    Homemade Potato Chips

    When hunger hits, it can be really difficult to find a good option for a snack. This can be especially hard when you are trying to eat healthy,  as pre-packaged snacks can be so tempting and easy to grab! A great and simple way to avoid those packaged snack items is to make your own version! Specifically, we are talking about delicious and crunchy potato chips, one of the most popular snack foods around the world. We have a great recipe to make your own potato chips without making a trip to the store, keep reading below to make your own potato chips today: Ingredients: Potatoes Olive Oil Salt Instructions: Start by…

  • Valor Products

    Introducing the Legend G4 785X

    As the Valor Legend insert family continues to grow and change, we introduce the new Legend G4 785X with 3 new firebeds! the G4 Series is designed to fit existing large fireplace openings without sacrificing presence and performance. The result, an impressive flame viewing area highlighted by a proportional surround that compliments, not overpowers. The G4 has both ceramic and stainless steel burner kit options, which have been engineered to increase performance and overall efficiencies. Handcrafted fire beds include the original traditional log (780/785J) & now the new Beachside driftwood, Murano glass and decorative glass media kits (785X). Glowing fuel effects radiate and convect warmth, zone heating strategic spaces in…

  • Home Design & Decor

    The Do’s & Don’ts Of Decorating With Neutrals

    It can be difficult to decide on colors and styles that work best for your home. This can be especially true when we talk about decorating with neutral colors. It can be easy to overwhelm a room and/or leave it feeling cold and empty because of a decorating imbalance.  Luckily, we have gathered some of the most important do’s and don’ts when it comes to decorating with neutrals! Do Start with a strong base neutral color for your room such as a grey, cream or white.  This will give you a blank canvas to work from and will help you see the room in a simple way before you start decorating.…

  • Home Design & Decor

    5 Ways To Decorate With Personal Photos

    Our memories and favorite moments are usually captured with some kind of lens. Whether it be the camera, your smartphone or maybe even a video, these moments that we capture end up being some of the most important. So what is the best way to display these memories while still keeping your home and walls looking modern? Well, while the options can be overwhelming there are a few easy ways to incorporate your favorite memories throughout the entire home. Keep reading below for 5 ways to decorate with personal photos:   Gallery Wall   A gallery wall is such a great way to show off multiple photos without overwhelming the…

  • Valor Products

    Featured Product: Madrona Traditional

    We recently featured the Valor Madrona Contemporary fireplace, but today we’d like to talk about a more traditional version of the Madrona. The Madrona Traditional fireplace has a large arched viewing area for capturing the beautiful and natural-looking fire within, surrounded by a stunning cast iron body. This design is sure to make a bold statement in any space. The Madrona boasts convenience and energy savings, while impressively heating your home using radiant heat. Available in both black & majolica (as shown below). Features ValorStat Plus Remote – The Madrona Traditional comes complete with the ValorStat Plus remote control allowing users to easily select, adjust and program the desired temperature…

  • Food & Recipes

    DIY Summer Lemonade

    We have recently been experiencing beautiful sunshine and blue skies at our Valor head office in Vancouver and it’s starting to put everyone in a summer mood. As we start to feel that warm sunshine and heat creep in, it is the perfect time to create some homemade, delicious beverages to enjoy in your backyard or when you’re on the go on a new adventure. This thirst quenching lemonade can be created in a completely custom way that is bound to impress anyone you serve it too! Check out the recipe below to make your own DIY summer lemonade and beat the summer heat! Ingredients Needed: 5-7 Lemons 1 Cup Of White…

  • Fireplace Information

    Fireplace Surround Design Inspirations

    When designing how your Valor fireplace will fit into your home, it is important to consider how the finished product will look. There are many ways to finish a fireplace to a wall or space, so read below to see some of the top options available in 2015: Brick A brick surround is a timeless design. A natural red brick surround, combined with a stunning white mantel, can really make a room pop! This combination will draw attention to the fire and keep Valor owners warm and toasty. Ensure to keep the rest of the room cohesive in design, playing off the white mantel for things like door frames or…

  • Media

    Patio & Hearth Product Report – March/April 2015

    Ensure to pick up next weeks’ March/April issue of Patio & Hearth Products Report! Patio & Hearth Products Report is a trade publication for owners & managers of retailers and dealers of patio, hearth, barbecue/grill, outdoor-kitchen and outdoor-living products. When you pick up your copy, ensure to flip to the pages below: Front cover – Featured shot of the L2 Linear Series Page 54 – Photo from the 2015 HPBExpo in Nashville, TN Page 79 – Ad (placed on Inside Back Cover) Pages 68 & 73 – New product releases View the Digital Edition In the meantime, you can easily view the online digital-edition at www.patioandhearthproductsreport.com and clicking on Current…

  • Home Design & Decor

    Interior Paint Color Trends For 2015

    Every year there is a new trend or fad that seems to catch on fast and before you know it, everyone is following along. Well, the same can be said for the paint world as trendy colors are always changing on a yearly basis and making a real statement in the interior design world. This year we are seeing a good mix of color choices that range from striking to calm and serene. Keep reading to find out what is popular in paint colors in 2015!     Pastels Do pastel colors ever really go out of style? Whether you are choosing the perfect shade of robin egg blue or leaning…

  • Valor Products

    Featured Product: Madrona Contemporary

    The Madrona Contemporary freestanding fireplace is the latest freestanding model from Valor fireplaces, balancing an organic form and crisp styling of the cast iron body. The Contemporary was inspired by Scandinavian design, with the goal that it would fit harmoniously into any home environment. Features ValorStat Plus Remote – The Madrona Contemporary comes complete with the ValorStat Plus remote control allowing users to easily select, adjust and program the desired temperature that you want. This saves energy and lowers overall heating costs. No Power No Problem – Engineered to circulate air through natural convection, the Madrona is highly efficient without a fan – providing reliable heat, even during a power…